Know the Signs of Pregnancy After Tubal Ligation:
1) You are not feeling well or have no energy at all.
2) Your periods are irregular.
3) You feel tired all the time.
4) You have pain in your lower abdomen (abdominal wall).
You may experience other symptoms such as: nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, bloating, headache, backache and many others. Some of these symptoms may last only one day and some of them may last for several days or even weeks.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it means that you are experiencing some complications during the first trimester of pregnancy. These complications include: miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth and others.
The following are some facts about pregnancy after tubal ligation:
Pregnancy after tubal ligation is very rare and most women will not get pregnant again if they do not miscarry.
Most women have experienced a period after tubal ligation or “post-tubal ligation pregnancy” or “post-tubal ligation syndrome”. A period after tubal ligation is a very complex medical condition, which requires medical attention.
You can experience period after tubal ligation if your fallopian tubes are not tied tightly enough.
There is a possibility that you will experience a missed miscarriage after tubal ligation. The miscarriage can occur anytime between the second and third trimester of pregnancy.
A missed miscarriage is a life-threatening condition and you should see your doctor immediately.
You may face complications during labor. Some of them include: uterine hemorrhage, cervical incompetence, placental abruption and others.
There is a possibility that you will need to have a cesarean section after period after tubal ligation.
What You Should Do If You Think You Are Pregnant After Tubal Ligation
If you think that you are pregnant after tubal ligation, you should see your doctor immediately. Your doctor will perform several tests in order to confirm if you are actually pregnant or not.
These tests are: pelvic exam, transvaginal ultrasound, blood test, and others.
You should maintain a good diet during the period of pregnancy after tubal ligation. You should increase the intake of folic acid, protein, calcium and other nutrients.
During the period of pregnancy after tubal ligation you should avoid stressful situations, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other dangerous habits.
You can find here anything concerning tubal ligation reversal surgery. Also, you can learn more about post-tubal ligation syndrome and the period of pregnancy after tubal ligation.
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